GapMind for catabolism of small carbon sources


L-fucose catabolism in Pseudomonas simiae WCS417

Best path

HSERO_RS05250, HSERO_RS05255, HSERO_RS05260, fucU, fucI, fucK, fucA, tpi, aldA

Also see fitness data for the top candidates


Overview: Fucose degradation in GapMind is based on the MetaCyc pathway via L-fuculose (link) or the oxidative pathway via 2,4-diketo-3-deoxy-L-fuconate (KDF) hydrolase (PMC6336799).

23 steps (12 with candidates)

Or see definitions of steps

Step Description Best candidate 2nd candidate
HSERO_RS05250 ABC transporter for L-fucose, ATPase component PS417_17730 PS417_11890
HSERO_RS05255 ABC transporter for L-fucose, permease component PS417_13640 PS417_12060
HSERO_RS05260 ABC transporter for L-fucose, substrate-binding component
fucU L-fucose mutarotase FucU
fucI L-fucose isomerase FucI
fucK L-fuculose kinase FucK
fucA L-fuculose-phosphate aldolase FucA
tpi triose-phosphate isomerase PS417_24000 PS417_26430
aldA lactaldehyde dehydrogenase PS417_17430 PS417_24810
Alternative steps:
BPHYT_RS34240 ABC transporter for L-fucose, permease component PS417_12060 PS417_13640
BPHYT_RS34245 ABC transporter for L-fucose, ATPase component PS417_13635 PS417_18400
BPHYT_RS34250 ABC transporter for L-fucose, substrate-binding component
fdh L-fucose 1-dehydrogenase PS417_11805 PS417_09065
fucD L-fuconate dehydratase PS417_04210
fucDH 2-keto-3-deoxy-L-fuconate 4-dehydrogenase PS417_21340 PS417_09065
fucO L-lactaldehyde reductase PS417_06905 PS417_25740
fuconolactonase L-fucono-1,5-lactonase
fucP L-fucose:H+ symporter FucP
KDF-hydrolase 2,4-diketo-3-deoxy-L-fuconate hydrolase PS417_18185 PS417_17835
SM_b21103 ABC transporter for L-fucose, substrate-binding component
SM_b21104 ABC transporter for L-fucose, permease component 1
SM_b21105 ABC transporter for L-fucose, permease component 2
SM_b21106 ABC transporter for L-fucose, ATPase component PS417_22130 PS417_12700

Confidence: high confidence medium confidence low confidence
transporter – transporters and PTS systems are shaded because predicting their specificity is particularly challenging.

This GapMind analysis is from Sep 17 2021. The underlying query database was built on Sep 17 2021.



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Each pathway is defined by a set of rules based on individual steps or genes. Candidates for each step are identified by using ublast (a fast alternative to protein BLAST) against a database of manually-curated proteins (most of which are experimentally characterized) or by using HMMer with enzyme models (usually from TIGRFam). Ublast hits may be split across two different proteins.

A candidate for a step is "high confidence" if either:

where "other" refers to the best ublast hit to a sequence that is not annotated as performing this step (and is not "ignored").

Otherwise, a candidate is "medium confidence" if either:

Other blast hits with at least 50% coverage are "low confidence."

Steps with no high- or medium-confidence candidates may be considered "gaps." For the typical bacterium that can make all 20 amino acids, there are 1-2 gaps in amino acid biosynthesis pathways. For diverse bacteria and archaea that can utilize a carbon source, there is a complete high-confidence catabolic pathway (including a transporter) just 38% of the time, and there is a complete medium-confidence pathway 63% of the time. Gaps may be due to:

GapMind relies on the predicted proteins in the genome and does not search the six-frame translation. In most cases, you can search the six-frame translation by clicking on links to Curated BLAST for each step definition (in the per-step page).

For more information, see the paper from 2019 on GapMind for amino acid biosynthesis, the paper from 2022 on GapMind for carbon sources, or view the source code.

If you notice any errors or omissions in the step descriptions, or any questionable results, please let us know

by Morgan Price, Arkin group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory